NCAA Announces Coaches Top Six All-Time Volleyball Players

Dec. 18, 2000

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, NCAA Productions and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) have selected the six all-time NCAA women's volleyball players of the past two decades.

A poll of past and current Division I Women's Volleyball Head Coaches was conducted to select the best six players who will be featured in the highlight video, 'Diggin It', the official NCAA Women's Volleyball Highlight Video.

The top six all-time players, in alphabetical order are:

Tara Cross, Long Beach State, 1986-89Misty May, Long Beach State, 1995-98Bev Oden, Stanford, 1989-92Danielle Scott, Long Beach State, 1990-93Kerri Walsh, Stanford, 1996-99Natalie Williams, UCLA, 1989-92

Coaches were allowed to vote only once and were asked to select their top six players, regardless of position, from 1981 to present. They were asked to vote based soley on accomplishments during college years (regular season adn NCAA Championship Tournament). The AVCA tabulated 127 ballots and reported the results to NCAA Productions. Twenty-six former and present players were on the original ballot, which was narrowed down to the final six.

The highlight video, which will be released on January 15, 2001, will review twenty years of NCAA women's volleyball in chronological order with a special emphasis on teams that have won multiple championships. Interviews with past and present players and coaches will be included on the video. The VHS tape can be ordered by calling the NCAA at 317-917-6833.

courtesy of the NCAA

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